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Princeton and the telescope

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Halsted Observatory
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Halsted Observatory

1882 Alvan Clark, 23"

Halsted Observatory (on site of today’s Joline Hall) has largest ­telescope in the hemisphere, except for U.S. Naval Observatory. Cast in Paris, the lenses were exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia.

 
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